Eight towns in eastern Nebraska are in trouble with their water supply.
The drought also is drying up water supplies in some Nebraska towns.
State authorities say that in eastern Nebraska, for example, 14 municipal water systems have imposed either mandatory or voluntary water restrictions.
Jack Daniel oversees municipal water systems in Nebraska. He says eight of those towns have water-level issues and "are in trouble."
Daniel says the list likely will grow, given the extremely hot weather and continued lack of rain this past week.
State regulations require systems to monitor water supplies and take samples at least once a month during the growing season, May 1-Sept. 30.
Daniel has worked for the department since 1985, and he says he can't recall any systems running out of water because of drought.